In a usual year, Giants scouts could finally take a bit of a breather after the final round of the MLB draft.
But this year is different in every way, and that includes the draft. It was cut from 40 rounds to five, leaving more than 1,000 extra amateur players undrafted, and starting on the morning of June 12 those players were allowed to sign with any MLB club for up to $20,000.
The Giants already have selected seven players and expect to sign them all.
First round (13): North Carolina State catcher Patrick Bailey
Second round (49): San Diego State third baseman Casey Schmitt
Compensation round (67, 68): NC State pitcher Nick Swiney; Dallas Baptist shortstop Jimmy Glowenke
Third round (85): De La Salle pitcher Kyle Harrison -- already signed
Fourth round: Arizona State pitcher R.J. Dabovich
Fifth round: Le Moyne College pitcher Ryan Murphy
The Giants have been planning for this next phase for months. Here are their reported agreements with undrafted players:
Carter Williams, OF, North Carolina Central
Giants signed OF/LHH Carter Williams (22.5Y, 6'3" 210) to a NDFA contract, per d1baseball. Played at North Carolina Central, mostly in LF. pic.twitter.com/2HrPG4yGrd— GPT (@giantsprospects) June 14, 2020
Senior: 45PA .316/.422/.368, 7K%, 11BB%
New England Collegiate League (summer): 177PA .353/.441/.400, 14K%, 12BB%.
Ty Weber, RHP, Illinois
The Giants have signed RHP Ty Weber.— Dalton Johnson (@DaltonJ_Johnson) June 15, 2020
Weber was 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA before the season was shut down https://t.co/C3Y9lQrZIW
Tyler Forner, OF, Camas High School (Washington)
Giants signed OF/RHH Tyler Forner (18.7Y, 5'11" 195) to a NDFA contract. Forner is from Camas, WA and played at Camas HS. Plus speed, strong frame, contact-oriented swing. He was also an All-State linebacker.— GPT (@giantsprospects) June 20, 2020
Article: https://t.co/7leBSjXP0B pic.twitter.com/V4BBt9rpZ0
Brett Auerbach, C/OF/3B, Alabama
According to Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball, the Giants have signed the utility player.
Giants signed C/3B/OF Brett Auerbach (21.9Y, 5'9" 190) to a NDFA contract. He played at Saddleback CC, then transferred to Alabama.— GPT (@giantsprospects) June 23, 2020
Senior: 86PA .388/.506/.642, 9K%, 20BB%, 12SB/2CS.
Cape Cod: 166PA .297/.372/.379, 20K%, 9BB%pic.twitter.com/X8W2uQkXhM
Wil Jensen, RHP, Pepperdine
Jensen, previously drafted by the A's, was one of the top undrafted pitchers available and was ranked No. 236 on Baseball-America's pre-draft list. Per BA, he is a potential back-end starter. Jensen had Tommy John surgery as a sophomore but this season was 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA in four starts before the shutdown.
The Giants have signed one of the top nondrafted free agent pitchers available. Full scouting report on their newest signing can be found here. https://t.co/xezdXBZ9A0— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) June 23, 2020
Giants signed RHP Wil Jensen (22.9Y, 6'3" 180) to a NDFA contract. He played at Pepperdine. 90-94 FB, average SL, useable CB and CH, good control. Had TJ in 2018.— GPT (@giantsprospects) June 23, 2020
Senior: 24.2IP 18H 6BB 26K 2.19ERA.
Ranked 235 on BA's top 500. Interesting signing.https://t.co/otg6aQVsHC
Robert Emery, C, USF
The Giants promised to focus on local prospects, and this is as local as it gets. The latest addition, as reported by a former SI football star:
Source: The #SFGiants are signing USF Dons catcher Robert Emery to an undrafted free agent contract.— Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) June 25, 2020
The San Francisco native attended St. Ignatius and started his college career at Dartmouth. Emery hit .381 and had an OBP of .451 in 17 games this year.
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